What is laser technology?
Laser technology refers to the use of technologically advanced lasers to perform certain dental procedures.
Which dental procedures can laser dentistry be used for?
While laser technology has a wide range of uses in dentistry, we use dental lasers to assist in periodontal care. This technology aids in the reshaping of periodontal tissue (gums), as well as removing bacteria from periodontal pockets. How do lasers for dental services work? Dental lasers emit targeted light that delivers quick pulses of heat energy to the treatment area. Various wavelengths are used depending on the type of tissue being treated.
What are the advantages of using lasers for dentistry?
Surgical lasers are far more precise and accurate than traditional dental treatments and allow our dental team to conserve as much bone and tooth as possible. Lasers help to minimize both bleeding and swelling following a surgical procedure.
Since laser technology is more comfortable than manual methods, it can, in many cases, eliminate the need for local anesthetic, reducing the total time of your appointment. Also, eliminating the need for local anesthetic, means that our dental team is often able to perform procedures that used to require separate appointments, together in the same visit.